Create simple Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode pages. Work on your site while visitors see a "Coming Soon" or "Maintenance Mode" page.
Plus lots more...
Don't know if your WordPress installation is sending emails? Use this simple plugin to find out. It will send a simple test email to an email address of your choice, and to help troubleshoot any problems you can also override the custom headers wth your own values.
Please be aware this is a very early version of the plugin, and with so many people having trouble with email I expect this plugin to cause lots of questions and feature requests.
Created by Lilaea Media, the team that brought you IntelliWidget, the Child Theme Configurator provides a new approach to WordPress stylesheets. The Child Theme Configurator lets you identify and override only the Parent Theme style attributes you want to change. It gives you unlimited control over your WordPress look and feel while leaving your Parent Theme untouched.
The Child Theme Configurator attacks this challenge from a new angle. First, it parses and indexes a Theme's stylesheet so that every media query, selector, rule and value are at your fingertips. Second, it shows you how each change you make will look before you commit it to the Child Theme.Finally, it saves your work so that you can fine-tune your Child Theme without the risk of losing your edits. You can create any number of Child Themes from any existing Parent Theme. The Child Theme Configurator lets you choose from your installed themes (even existing Child Themes) and save the results in your Themes directory.
When you are ready, just activate the Child Theme and your WordPress site takes on the new look and feel automatically.
Why create Child Themes using the Child Theme Configurator?
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen.
Major new features in Akismet 2.5 include:
PS: You'll need an Akismet.com API key to use it. Keys are free for personal blogs, with paid subscriptions available for businesses and commercial sites.
WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, this was true when I wrote my original WordPress SEO article in 2008 and it's still true today, but that doesn't mean you can't improve it further! This plugin is written from the ground up by WordPress SEO consultant and WordPress developer Joost de Valk to improve your site's SEO on all needed aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you're writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.
Using the snippet preview you can see a rendering of what your post or page will look like in the search results, whether your title is too long or too short and your meta description makes sense in the context of a search result. This way the plugin will help you not only increase rankings but also increase the click through for organic search results.
The WordPress SEO plugins Linkdex Page Analysis functionality checks simple things you're bound to forget. It checks, for instance, if you have images in your post and whether they have an alt tag containing the focus keyword for that post. It also checks whether your posts are long enough, if you've written a meta description and if that meta description contains your focus keyword, if you've used any subheadings within your post, etc. etc.
The plugin also allows you to write meta titles and descriptions for all your category, tag and custom taxonomy archives, giving you the option to further optimize those pages.
Combined, this plugin makes sure that your content is the type of content search engines will love!
While out of the box WordPress is pretty good for SEO, it needs some tweaks here and there. This WordPress SEO plugin guides you through some of the settings needed, for instance by reminding you to enable pretty permalinks. But it also goes beyond that, by automatically optimizing and inserting the meta tags and link elements that Google and other search engines like so much:
With the WordPress SEO plugin you can control which pages Google shows in its search results and which pages it doesn't show. By default, it will tell search engines to index all of your pages, including category and tag archives, but only show the first pages in the search results. It's not very useful for a user to end up on the third page of your "personal" category, right?
WordPress itself only shows canonical link elements on single pages, WordPress SEO makes it output canonical link elements everywhere. Google has recently announced they would also use
rel="prev" link elements in the
head section of your paginated archives, this plugin adds those automatically, see [this post](http://yoast.com/rel-next-prev-paginated-archives/ title="rel=next & rel=prev for paginated archives") for more info.
WordPress SEO has the most advanced XML Sitemaps functionality in any WordPress plugin. Once you check the box, it automatically creates XML sitemaps and notifies Google & Bing of the sitemaps existence. These XML sitemaps include the images in your posts & pages too, so that your images may be found better in the search engines too.
These XML Sitemaps will even work on large sites, because of how they're created, using one index sitemap that links to sub-sitemaps for each 1,000 posts. They will also work with custom post types and custom taxonomies automatically, while giving you the option to remove those from the XML sitemap should you wish to.
Because of using XSL stylesheets for these XML Sitemaps, the XML sitemaps are easily readable for the human eye too, so you can spot things that shouldn't be in there.
Are you being outranked by scrapers? Instead of cursing at them, use them to your advantage! By automatically adding a link to your RSS feed pointing back to the original article, you're telling the search engine where they should be looking for the original. This way, the WordPress SEO plugin increases your own chance of ranking for your chosen keywords and gets rid of scrapers in one go!
If your theme is compatible, like most Genesis and WooThemes themes are for instance, you can use the built-in Breadcrumbs functionality. This allows you to create an easy navigation that is great for both users and search engines and will support the search engines in understanding the structure of your site.
Making your theme compatible isn't hard either, check these instructions.
Using the built-in file editor you can edit your WordPress blogs .htaccess and robots.txt file, giving you direct access to the two most powerful files, from an SEO perspective, in your WordPress install.
SEO and Social Media are heavily intertwined, that's why this plugin also comes with a Facebook OpenGraph implementation and will soon also support Google+ sharing tags.
This WordPress SEO plugin, unlike some others, is fully Multi-Site compatible. The XML Sitemaps work fine in all setups and you even have the option, in the Network settings, to copy the settings from one blog to another, or make blogs default to the settings for a specific blog.
If you have multiple blogs, setting up plugins like this one on all of them might seem like a daunting task. Except that it's not, because what you can do is simple: you set up the plugin once. You then export your settings and simply import them on all your other sites. It's that simple!
If you've used All In One SEO Pack or HeadSpace2 before using this plugin, you might want to import all your old titles and descriptions. You can do that easily using the built-in import functionality. There's also import functionality for some of the older Yoast plugins like Robots Meta and RSS footer.
Should you have a need to import from another SEO plugin or from a theme like Genesis or Thesis, you can use the SEO Data Transporter plugin, that'll easily convert your SEO meta data from and to a whole set of plugins like Platinum SEO, SEO Ultimate, Greg's High Performance SEO and themes like Headway, Hybrid, WooFramework, Catalyst etc.
Read this migration guide if you still have questions about migrating from another SEO plugin to WordPress SEO.
Currently a huge translation project is underway, translating WordPress SEO in as much as 24 languages. So far, the translations for French and Dutch are complete, but we still need help on a lot of other languages, so if you're good at translating, please join us at translate.yoast.com.
Be sure to also check out the News SEO module if you need Google News Sitemaps. It tightly integrates with WordPress SEO to give you the combined power of News Sitemaps and full Search Engine Optimization.
For more info, check out the following articles:
Attention: if you are using customized tadv-mce.css and are updating from version 3.3.9 or earlier to version 18.104.22.168 or newer, see the release notes.
This plugin adds 16 plugins to TinyMCE: Advanced HR, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Advanced List, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.
Language Support: The plugin interface in only in English, but the TinyMCE plugins include several translations: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. More translations are available at the TinyMCE web site.
WordPress has evolved into a fully functional CMS. Page Builder (previously called Panels) completes the transition by giving you a way to create responsive column layouts using the widgets you know and love.
Our newsletter is a great place to stay up to date with Page Builder and the rest of our free WordPress products.
You know widgets. They're the things you add to your sidebars. Page Builder makes all your widgets even more useful by turning them into the building blocks of your pages.
We've included a few useful widgets, but it works with a lot of other well made widgets and plugins out there.
Page Builder works with most well made themes. The only requirement is that your theme supports pages. And if your theme is responsive, change a few settings and boom, your layouts will work with your theme and collapse into a single column on mobile devices.
There are loads free and premium themes that work with the Page Builder, we have our own collection of free themes if you'd like to use one of ours.
To get you started, we've include a few widgets:
As well as some essential page elements widgets:
Most standard widgets work with Page Builder, but here are some of our favorites.
Contact me if you've created a widget that would work well with Page Builder so I can add it to our recommended plugins list. Your plugin will also be recommended within Page Builder itself.
Modal Popup is a dialog box/popup window that is displayed on top of the current page. It is a very useful tool when you want to add some special content and to keep the original content clean at the same time.
A great tool to draw visitors' attention to a data that can be expressed in numbers, like: your sales, number of completed projects or your customer satisfaction index. You set initial and final values and when your visitor will reach a counter, it will animate in a most natural way: gradually changing the number.
Two-sided card that flips to reveal additional information, when you hover over it.
Trending element in 2015: when you need to emphasize that you are great at several services, you can smoothly change the service-name part of the slogan, leaving the rest unchanged. And that's just one tiny example of how this element can be used: the richness of language and it's usages are limitless!
Element powered by great CSS animations, can be used to attend visitors to the needed page or even to showcase some products listing. Some of the animations reveal additional data, which can be used to highlight important details or call to action.
A great tool to share your current Clients' experience with your new visitors, and to emphasize your credibility one more time.
... and more elements are coming!
Using SiteOrigin? CodeLights elements can be used as its widgets as well. Just install CodeLights and you'll see an additional tab with its elements in your SiteOrigin dialogs.
Check the screenshots or download the plugin for more details.
Both in visual and text modes you'll see an additional button that helps you to create and edit shortcodes using convenient tabbed forms. Create and modify the elements you want in seconds!
Check the screenshots or download the plugin for more details.
Use the convenient rich controls when creating and editing sidebars widgets both from admin page and customizer mode. The last option helps you to preview changes instantly.
Check the screenshots or download the plugin for more details.
... and more supported editors are coming!
Super Socializer is a complete package to provide your website all the social features (Social Login, Sharing, Commenting and more) in a single plugin
Spanish, German, French, Hungarian and Italian translation included
Below is more detail about the features:
Enables users to login to your website through their existing IDs on popular social networks.
Rapid signup/login: When using Social network for login, users do not need to type anything (most of the users are already logged into their social accounts). It helps in boosting signup/login rate at your blog.
Profile Data: User's profile data will be saved in your blog database. This data also includes users' email, enabling you to communicate with them.
Spam Reduction: Because social networks authenticate individuals and generally don't allow multiple accounts, the likelihood of false identities and spammers goes down.
Enables users to share your website content over popular sharing networks resulting in increased user traffic.
Increased User Traffic: When users share content over their Social network, it shows up in front of more people which results in increased user traffic at your website.
SEO Optimization: Social sharing helps your website content get indexed faster and improves other factors that help in search engine optimization of your blog.
Enables users to comment on your website via their Facebook account.
Virality: When people comment at your blog using their Facebook account, the comment not only shows up at your blog, but it also appears in their news feed. This puts your blog in front of new audience which further adds to the likelihood of you getting a new returning visitor.
Higher Conversations: When you know the person commenting on something, it's more likely that you will also type out your ideas there, unlike the situation when you don't know the person involved in the conversation.
Credibility: In traditional comment form, anyone can put any fake name (Bruce Wayne ..... ;)) to comment on your blog. If the same comment is from the original Facebook account of the person who is commenting, you can give credibility to this user and also the people will automatically trust it.
No Spam: You can get rid off the spammers and users, commenting using their fake accounts.
Works for the lazy: Most people are nowadays lazy. To get these people commenting on your blog, it will just require them to login to their Facebook account (which almost everyone does after powering on computer).
Every time a user logs in, plugin fetches profile data of the user and store that in your WordPress database.
Better Customer Relationship: User profile data includes user's personal information (birthdate, bio, website etc.) which can be used to foster customer relationships.
Updated and Genuine Data: As people update their (real) profile details on their Social network, you get updated and genuine data which is unlikely in case of traditional registration process.
Enhances Marketing Efforts: Social data can integrate with third-party platforms such as email marketing platforms, ad servers, recommendation engines, and more, to target the right users with the right messages which increases ROI (Return on Investment).
Enable single sign-on in your WordPress multisite network.
You can provide your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ninja Forms is the ultimate FREE form creation solution for WordPress. Build WordPress Forms within minutes using Ninja Forms powerful forms creation page. It allows you to easily and quickly design complex forms through a drag and drop interface and absolutely no code. But for you developers it has a ton of hooks and filters so you can do absolutely anything with this powerful form building framework.
The Ninja Forms framework is now on GitHub! If you're a developer and want to help make Ninja Forms better, check out our GitHub repo. It's also a great resource for developers who are interested in creating premium extensions for our online store.
This review of Ninja Forms was done by Pippin Williamson:
Here are just a few of the things you will find in Ninja Forms:
We have several other extensions in the works.
If you're a developer and would like to talk about creating some premium extensions for Ninja Forms, send us an email: email@example.com.
The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata.
Check out the Google Analytics for WordPress video:
Full list of features:
Other interesting stuff:
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users, but because a user's details are displayed in the comment form after they leave a comment those requests are handled by the legacy caching engine. Static files are served to:
99% of your visitors will be served static html files. Those users who don't see the static files will still benefit because they will see different cached files that aren't quite as efficient but still better than uncached. This plugin will help your server cope with a front page appearance on digg.com or other social networking site.
If for some reason "supercaching" doesn't work on your server then don't worry. Caching will still be performed, but every request will require loading the PHP engine. In normal circumstances this isn't bad at all. Visitors to your site will notice no slowdown or difference. Supercache really comes into it's own if your server is underpowered, or you're experiencing heavy traffic. Super Cached html files will be served more quickly than PHP generated cached files but in every day use, the difference isn't noticeable.
The plugin serves cached files in 3 ways (ranked by speed):
If you're new to caching use PHP caching. It's easy to set up and very fast. Avoid legacy caching if you can.
Advanced users will probably want to use mod_rewrite caching, but PHP caching is almost as good and recommended for everyone else. Enable the following:
Garbage collection is the act of cleaning up cache files that are out of date and stale. There's no correct value for the expiry time but a good starting point is 1800 seconds if you're not using legacy mode. If you are using that mode start with an expiry time of 600 seconds.
If you are not using legacy mode caching consider deleting the contents of the "Rejected User Agents" text box and allow search engines to create supercache static files.
Likewise, preload as many posts as you can and enable "Preload Mode". Garbage collection will still occur but it won't affect the preloaded files. If you don't care about sidebar widgets updating often set the preload interval to 2880 minutes (2 days) so all your posts aren't recached very often. When the preload occurs the cache files for the post being refreshed is deleted and then regenerated. Afterwards a garbage collection of all old files is performed to clean out stale cache files. With preloading on cached files will still be deleted when posts are made or edited or comments made.
The changelog is a good place to start if you want to know what has changed since you last downloaded the plugin.
Interested in translating WP Super Cache to your language? Grab the development version where you will find an up to date wp-super-cache.pot. Send any translation files to donncha @ ocaoimh.ie and thank you!
Widgets are great. No matter where you’re using them. In a Page Builder page or on your widgetized areas.
The SiteOrigin widget bundle gives you a collection of widgets that you can use, abuse and customize. All the widgets are built on the same framework, giving you unlimited colours and 1500+ icons.
The collection is growing, but here’s what we have so far.
Once you enable a widget, you'll be able to use it anywhere standard widgets are used. You can manage your widgets by going to Plugins > SiteOrigin Widgets in your WordPress admin.
Documentation is available on SiteOrigin.
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